Welcome to Mr. Koontz's Chemistry webpages for periods 1,2,4, and 6.

What to have for Chemistry class:  
  A quality spiral bound Notebook (suggested 200+ pg with pockets for classwork, labs and homework), Pens and Pencils and a Scientific Calculator (multi-line display or graphing calculator) SMART PHONES/Tablets DO NOT COUNT AS A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR

Textbooks are available for check out,if needed, or you could use an Online Version of the Textbook once you get a login and password in class from me.

Sept 9, 2015 Wednesday, First Day
here was intro to what we did that day Sept 9   .    We also got the following handouts HW #1 , Sig. Figs/Digits handout  , Lab Safety Contract
 Sept 10, Thursday: here is sept 10 power point
Sept 11, Friday sept 11 powerpoint
Sept 14,   Here the powerpoint for monday
Sept 15 Tuesday  here Sept 11 powerpoint
October 14 Tuesday here  Oct 14th ,2015
Oct 19th and 20th powerpoint here oct 19 and 20 powerpoint 
Here is the the scope and sequence of the class is and class syllabus if you want to see what the class is all about.   

2015-16 NTPS Chemistry Pacing Guide

Semester 1

Scientific Practices, Problem-Solving & Measurement

                      Incorporate skills into a kick off/high interest problem solving lab & integrate throughout the course

1.       Quantitative Tools for Chemistry: complete calculations using factor analysis, S.I. Units, Scientific Notation and demonstrate use of Significant Figure Rules.

2.       When using measurements and quantitative values demonstrate uncertainty, accuracy and precision.

3.        Solve problems using a specified problem solving method (elaborate factor analysis conversion, rates, density, . .)

Matter, Atomic Structure, Molar Concepts

4.       Understand the structure of an atom in terms of its subatomic particles; isotopes and ions; differentiate between the classification and separation of matter (mixtures, pure substances…)

5.       Demonstrate molar conversions between grams, moles, molecules, atoms and molarity (concentration)

Nomenclature, Chemical Formulas, Basic Bonding

6.       Memorize commonly used ions

7.       Write chemical formula and names for ionic and covalent compounds and balance chemical equations.

8.       Sketch representations of atoms, molecules and ions.

Chemical Reactions and Equations                                                                                              

9.       Predict common products for synthesis, decomposition, combustion, neutralization, single and double replacement chemical reactions and write balanced equations including demonstrating states.  


10.    Solve theoretical yield problems including percent yield,

11.    Solve limiting reactant problems.

Real Life Application Lab

Semester 2


12.    Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of Ideal and Real Gases. (KMT, Effusion, Diffusion, Pressure  and pressure conversions, Daltons Law of Partial Pressures, Absolute Zero, Molar Volume of a Gas, composition of the atmosphere )

13.    Apply Gas Laws to solve gas relationship problems (Boyle’s, Charles’s, Gay-Lussac’s, Avogadro’s and Combined Gas laws)

14.    Solve Gas Stoichiometry problems using the Ideal Gas Equation.

Aspects of Chemical Systems (Rate, Reversibility, and Energetics)


15.    Describe factors effecting the rates of reactions (concentration, temperature, and surface area)


16.    Application of Le Chatlier’s principle on stressors within reversible reactions (equilibrium)


17.    Diagram the system and surroundings, determine the direction of the flow of heat and quantify the energy change.

18.    Demonstrate Calorimetry by solving quantitative problems using q=mc∆T

19.    Apply the rules for Enthalpy in quantitative problems (will include Stoichiometry calculations)

Bonding and Molecular Interactions

20.    Explain the mechanics of an emission of electromagnetic radiation (photon) and calculate the energy, wavelength or frequency.

21.    Determine an atom or ion’s electron configuration

22.    Demonstrating your knowledge of periodic trends

23.    Draw Lewis Structures for various compounds, predict the molecular geometry and determine if it is polar or nonpolar.

24.    Predict the type of Intermolecular Force between two molecules to be Ion-dipole, dipole-dipole, H-bond or Dispersion

Acids and Bases/Solutions              

25.    Solution chemistry (acid/base, solubility rules, net ionic equations)

26.    Identify the acid, base, conjugate acid and conjugate base in a chemical reaction and differentiate between a strong acid/base and a weak acid/base.

27.    Calculate the pH of a strong acid or base and define a solution to be acidic or basic



Last Modified on October 20, 2015